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AANE Event List

AANE - Asperger SyndromeListed below, in chronological order, are all upcoming events sponsored by AANE. Please contact AANE if you have any questions about these events.

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Advance registration with payment is required for all programs at least one week before the scheduled program date. Early registration is highly recommended due to limited seating. After the deadline, please call AANE at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10, to check if the program is still being held and if space is available. AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. If you register for a workshop and are a no-show, there are no refunds nor credits given to attend another workshop.

Webinar Catalog
Online learning is now available! In addition to the programs listed below, we now offer online learning via webinars, which are accessible using your computer or telephone. Online registration only.

NEW Educator Webinar Series (PDF) - Beginning September 2013

Workshop Brochure for Parents 2013-14
PDF Catalog of All Workshops for Parents of Children and Teens

Upcoming AANE Events

Event - EveryoneBook Signing: Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work

Saturday, May 10; 2 pm - 4 pm
AANE, 51 Water St. Watertown, MA
Refreshments Available
AANE Members- $5.00 per family
Others- $10.00 per family
Financial assistance available on request.

Local authors Judith Canty Graves and Carson Graves will give a presentation about their new book, Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work, published by Jessica Kingsley. They will discuss their insights into special education from a parent's point of view so that other parents will have a better understanding of how to help their children receive the services they need. A question and answer period and a book signing will follow the presentation.

Event - Parents of TeensEvent - Parents of ChildrenUnderstanding Asperger Syndrome: Interventions and Strategies for Parents

Dates: (choose one) May 12
Time: 7 - 9:30 pm
Location: AANE Office in Watertown
Instructor: Nancy Schwartz, MSW, Adjunct Trainer at AANE
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This workshop, designed for families of newly diagnosed children or teens, describes in detail and through real-life examples some of the most common characteristics of AS. It also includes basic information about behavioral issues, parenting strategies, disclosure and school concerns. It offers "first step" help for parents as they begin their journeys as parents of wonderfully quirky, socially awkward, sometimes precocious, often challenging children with AS.

Event - Parents of TeensEvent - Parents of ChildrenParent Topic Night: Parenting on the Same Page

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Location: AANE Office in Watertown
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Do you ever feel like you and your partner have different points of view about what your child with Asperger's needs? Do you find it challenging to agree on how to handle the difficulties your child faces? Well, you aren't alone. Join other parents for an evening topic discussion on why divergent approaches are common and how parents can get on the same parenting page together.

Event - Parents of TeensEvent - Parents of ChildrenEstate Planning

Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm
Location: AANE Office in Watertown
Instructors: Dave Harmon, MBA, CLU CHFC, AXA Advisor Financial Consultant and Ken Shulman, JD, Special Needs Attorney Day Pitney, LLP
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What will happen to your son/daughter once you are gone, or if you should become seriously ill or disabled? Do you have a will or a special needs trust? When it comes to these legal and financial decisions, many families feel too confused and overwhelmed to take appropriate action—but it doesn't have to be so scary! Come learn more about your options from a lawyer and a financial planner who understand the special needs of our families with children with Asperger Syndrome.